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Object ID 000673

Object Name Leaping Lena Candy Bar box

Object Desc Leaping Lena candy bars made by Bonita Candy. Yellow box with navy writing featuring an image of a candy bar with cherries exposed.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000641a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Candy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Candy exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Leaping Lena Candy Bar,Bonita Candy Company,candy bars,chocolate candy,boxes,

Title Leaping Lena Candy Bar box

Description "Everyone likes Bonita candy" The Bonita Co. 24 Bars Fond du Lac, Wis. Juicy red cherries and creamy malted milk. Cherries are artificially colored and flavored . Net weight of the candy bar 2 oz. Yellow box with navy writing on each box the right side of the lid is upside down. Leaping Lena bars named after Lena Krumbein Sampson from Fond du Lac.


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Height 0

Length 11

Width 9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material paper, cardboard


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bonita Co.

Maker Details Bonita Candies formed in 1897. The firm abandoned general candy production in 1939 to focus on candy bars. Later the Leaping Lena Bars were discontinued.

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Image Caption CMY641a-d



Date APR 3,2013

Summary good and Fair

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes a-b box and lid are in good condition. the color is mostly intact the bottom is good except there are two small grease stains and pencil mark that says 87. the edges on the side are worn there is a smail brown circle on the front side towards the bottom of the top of the lid has some wrinkles in the box front and the top right edge has a different texture than the rest of the box. Box c-d has major discoloration on the box as a whole. the top has tape on the top right corner and pencil markings on the middle right of the lid. there looks to be an indentation on the image of the cherries there is major wear on the sides of the box and exposed cardboard. and tape on one of the edges the paper is coming off on some of the sides.the bottom has stains toward the edges and 2 pencil marks


Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, candy display from Candy exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 27,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 27,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Candy exhibit from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin